Baba Ghanouj

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Baba Ghanouj
Baba Ghanouj
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Baba Ghanouj

Baba ghanouj, also called baba ghanoush, is a savory purée of eggplant flavored with tahini, lemon juice, and fresh herbs. Eat it with wedges of whole-wheat pita bread for dipping, or spoon it over roasted meats and vegetables.

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4
Servings
119
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant, halved lengthwise
  • 3 Tablespoons sesame tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped finely
  • 2 Tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup parsley leaves, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • Warm pita bread or crackers, for serving

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Place the eggplant cut side down on the baking sheet. Prick all over with a fork and bake until soft and collapsed, about 20 minutes.

When cool enough to handle, scoop the eggplant pulp into a bowl and discard the skin. Add the remaining ingredients (except for the parsley if using a blender). Mash for a chunky texture, or purée in a blender for a smooth texture.

Garnish with parsley and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with warm pita bread or crackers.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
10%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.9g
4.6%
Cholesterol
0.2mg
0.1%
Protein
4g
8%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
2µg
N/A
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9%
Vitamin C
10mg
17%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
2.8%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
81mg
8%
Fiber
6g
25%
Folate (food)
53µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
53µg
13%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
37mg
9%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
138mg
20%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
477mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.1%
Sodium
313mg
13%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14.2%
Zinc
0.9mg
5.9%